Plumbing Engineer - Columns: November 2014
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Plumbing Engineer - Columns: November 2014

Well-read and eagerly anticipated by all Plumbing Engineer readers, our columns are authored by experts in their respective fields. The columns on this page are updated each month, so check back often.


Feedback mechanisms
My 12-year-old son has been learning to play the electric guitar for several years. The process has not been easy. As we all know, learning something knew is usually difficult and frustrating. This is especially true for a young child who is not yet large enough to physically manage ... >> More


The 2015 edition of NFPA 101
There was a time when the publication of a new edition of “NFPA 101 The Life Safety Code,” included many changes that were of great interest to the sprinkler industry. This is not the case for the 2015 edition, in which sprinkler related changes are relatively minor ... >> More


Metal, plastic and temperature limits
Alternative-energy heat sources are not always well-behaved. Unlike conventional hydronic boilers, solar heat collectors will not produce heat on-demand, and will not always produce a temperature that is entirely predictable. The plumbing details and control functions must ... >> More


2018 product highlights and code change deadlines
The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) held their Convention and Engineered Plumbing Exposition in late September. I always find that attending the ASPE convention and walking the product show is a real opportunity to learn about new plumbing products. ... >> More


Toilets of the Future, Part 1: Water of the future
Every few months, a publication for the plumbing industry has an article about toilets of the future. The articles cover a wide range of topics, including low-flow water closets and touchless hand dryers as well as future trends in toilet room design. Many issues must be addressed ... >> More

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